The FDA’s announcement on Thursday that it is banning dairy products from children’s products is a setback for dairy farmers who were hoping to see their products made healthier by an FDA ban.
The FDA’s move to prohibit dairy products under the age of 2 from childrens products comes as the industry is battling a surge in antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
The move has triggered a wave of backlash and confusion among consumers, who are being asked to choose between their health and a big food product.
The ban affects dairy products that have more than 50% milkfat and are processed at a dairy facility, which means the products can’t be sold at grocery stores.
It also applies to products made with cream, butter, eggs, cheese, yogurt, butter and milk, which are processed in smaller quantities.
The Food and Drug Administration has been trying to limit the spread of antibiotic- resistant superbugs, which has resulted in a resurgence in the spread in the U.S. since 2014.
The FDA has also said it’s been working to address antibiotic-resistance issues in farm animal feed.
The ban will only affect the most important dairy products in the dairy supply chain, including milk, cream, cheese and eggs.
“The FDA is taking action against milk and dairy products with the highest concentration of antibiotics,” said Jessica Smith, director of consumer affairs at the dairy trade group the National Milk Producers Federation.
“There’s a lot of products in our supply chain that are affected, but we don’t want to be the first one to go.”
The move will impact about 60% of the nation’s milk supply, according to the dairy industry.
Many of those products have higher levels of the common antibiotic carbapenems, which cause more severe diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems in animals and can also cause respiratory infections in humans.
Smith said she was worried about the impact of the FDA ban, but it will have an impact.
The new dairy products will be available in grocery stores starting next week, Smith said.
“People are going to look at it and say, ‘I guess I’m going to have to go buy this dairy,'” Smith said, “but I think the FDA really needs to take a look at what’s going on in the marketplace.
This is a big problem.”